A £20m Asda store may get the go-ahead in Elland next week.
Councillors will meet on Tuesday to decide on the outline application for the £25,000sq ft store on Dewsbury Road.
There have been 300 objections from nearby traders and residents worried about the impact of the plan on the town, but also 50 letters of support.
Planning officers have recommended approval of the scheme when it goes before the council’s planning committee, but because of the size of the proposal it will have to be referred to the Government for final determination.
Asda tried to build a store in Elland in 2001, but the proposal was rejected at a public inquiry even though it had been supported by the council.
The new store will have 297 parking spaces and create more than 200 full and part-time jobs.